Jose Terrazas

Jose Lara Terrazas, 80, was called home by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Jose was born on March 19, 1933, in Tunuco, N.M., and passed away in Hatch, N.M., on March 16, 2014. Jose was a kind, hard-working man. He became a farmer at the young age of 13, and he worked alongside his father, who taught him everything about farming and life. He enjoyed farming so much that even during his later years, he kept busy by having a small garden in his backyard. He married Ramona Avilucea, the love of his life, in 1955 and they moved to Mundy & Morrow Farms, where they raised five children. Those preceding him to the gates of Heaven to welcome him home, are his loving wife of 58 years, his father, Eulojio, and mother, Julia Lara Terrazas, his sister Lupe Lucero, two brothers, Albert and Daniel Terrazas and sister-in-law, whom he loved as a sister, Elsie Terrazas. He is survived by his five children who loved and will miss him deeply, Bertha Cardona (Gustavo), Eddie Terrazas (Connie), Delia Ogaz (Gilbert), Ray Terrazas (Angela) and Lori Terrazas. Jose was blessed with 13 grandchildren, Devon and Brittany Cardona, Jon-Michael, Jeremiah, Janessa and Joshua Terrazas, Rebecca and Joseph Ogaz, Jo Rae Lack and Lisa Terrazas, Sarah Torres, Andrea and Christopher Herrera. He had 11 great-grandchildren, Jon-Michael Jr., Jaelyn, Jeremiah, Victoria, McKenna, Zeke, Aubrey, David, Jose, Rhiana and Alarena. Pallbearers will be his nephews, whom he loved as his children, Albert, Randy, Mike, Ernesto, Billy and Pat Terrazas. Honorary pallbearers will be Frank Vasquez, Richard Leyva, Bill Ballard, Jesus Lujan Sr., Joe Morrow and Slim Whitlock. Visitation for Mr. Terrazas will begin Friday March 21, 2014 at 9 a.m. at La Paz-Grahams Funeral Home Chapel with a funeral service to follow at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at Garden of Memories Cemetery in Hatch, with funeral arrangements entrusted to La Paz – Grahams Funeral Home. The Terrazas family will like to express our sincere gratitude to Country Sunset Assisted Living for all the love and care that they showed Jose during his time there.

Funeral Home

La Paz - Graham's Funeral Home - Las Cruces
555 West Amador  Las Cruces, NM 88005

Published in Las Cruces Sun-News on Mar. 20, 2014